Thursday 30/05/2013 - 17:06 Player news

Mathew Ryan is Club's third summer signing

Club Brugge have landed 21-year-old goalkeeper Mathew Ryan. Mathew Ryan joins Club Brugge from the Australian first division team Central Coast Mariners on a three-year deal.

Mathew Ryan was born on 8 April 1992 in Plumpton. Mathew started his carreer at Plumpton/Oakhurs SC before joining the youth of Blacktown City. Mathew joined the Australian top team Central Cost Mariners in 2010 where he has been a key player the last three years. He has been elected twice as best goalkeeper in Australia. Ryan has been honoured twice with an international call-up and he is concidered as the future number one of Australia. Nice detail: Mathew has played for the Australian Olympic team, coached by former Club Brugge player Paul Okon.

Arnar GRETARSSON: "Huge potential"

"Ryan is a young goalkeeper with a huge potential. He has been playing three years for the Australian top team Central Coast Mariners. Despite of his young age he has gathered a lot of experience and he has been elected twice as best goalkeeper of Australia. This year he has celebrated the title with his team in the A-league. Another asset of Ryan is his attitude and mindset. He fits the Club Brugge philosophy perfectly."

Mathew RYAN: "Very positive about Club Brugge"

"I had been looking forward to move to a European team and I couldn't have chosen a better one than Club Brugge. I have had talks with a couple of Australian players who have played in Belgium, like Frank Farina and Paul Okon. They were very positive about Club Brugge. My strong points? I would say I am quite complete as a goalkeeper. I'm good with my feet, which I believe to be a big asset for a dominant team."

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